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ERIC Number: ED380769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving Conventional Spelling through the Use of Words in Context versus Words in Isolation.
Palehonki, Anne
A study investigated whether students learning via a "whole-part-whole" approach to spelling would achieve at a higher level than the control sample learning conventionally. In suburban New Jersey, one class of 17 first-grade students was taught spelling in a conventional manner, with words introduced in isolation and then assessed in a weekly spelling test. Another class of 21 first-grade students was introduced to words in a whole-part-whole lesson format, in which they were exposed to specific words in context and words and spelling patterns in isolation, and then the same words in yet another "whole" context. A Word Awareness Writing Activity was administered to both groups as a pretest and again as a posttest. Results showed that the students who experienced the"whole-part-whole" format of instruction made greater gains toward conventional spelling. (Contains three tables of data and 18 references. An appendix contains the raw scores.) (SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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